There has been considerable development in green construction and sustainable green homes in recent years. Green is now a big business, with corporate cashing in on the public’s consciousness about going green and choosing a green way of life. Rating standards like LEEDs and Energy Star are being used to measure ‘greenness’. Builders and designers vie for the LEED rating in construction as this gives them an edge over the competition, as the public now no longer look for the white picket fence or size, but check whether the building / home has low-e windows, solar panels and so on. But the truth behind green home construction is a little different than what you thought it to be – green does not necessarily mean sustainable.
With the urgent need to reduce our carbon footprint on the planet , all of us should adopt eco-friendly practices and habits everywhere, be it at our home, workplace or even on our vacation. Our most important asset is our children so we should inculcate in them the same green practices and make them responsible citizens of a green future. And what can work better than to learn it at school, where they spend the maximum time for the day? Schools are adopting more and more such practices and teaching the children the nuances of being an eco-aware individual as well.